RCI Interface: Resilience: An Investment in the Roofing System of the Future

Just eight days into the new year, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a report that confirmed what millions of Americans had experienced first-hand: 2017 had seen an unprecedented number of natural disasters, which set new records for “billion-dollar” destructive events in the United States. Author: Ellen Thorp Source: RCI Interface Read the… Read More

Roofing: Updated NIBS Study Proves Mitigation Is a Sound Investment

04.02.2018 Updated NIBS Study Proves Mitigation Is a Sound Investment Roofing Magazine Louisa Hart Read Full Article Here More than a decade ago, the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS), a nonprofit mandated by Congress to improve building process and facility performance, issued a landmark report which changed the conversation about the value of resilience…. Read More

Resilience Briefing on Capital Hill

Resilience is getting an increasing amount of attention in the public policy sphere. Case in point, last week, Jared Blum moderated a briefing on Capitol Hill focused on “Hidden in Plain Sight: Why Resilient Buildings are Critical U.S. Infrastructure.” The briefing explored what makes buildings resilient; why resilience is important for multiple policy challenges; and… Read More

Roofing: Testing for Resilience

Research Centers Provide Valuable Information About Roof Performance Roofing Louisa Hart Full Article The IBHS research facility, which opened in 2010 and is funded by property insurers, evaluates various residential and commercial construction materials and systems. The lab is the only lab in the world that can unleash the power of highly realistic windstorms, wind-driven… Read More

NIBS: Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report

National Institute of Building Sciences Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report https://www.nibs.org/page/mitigationsaves More than a decade after releasing its original report on mitigation, the National Institute of Building Sciences issued Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: 2017 Interim Report. The 2017 Interim Report highlights the benefits of two mitigation strategies. The Institute’s project team looked at the results of… Read More

ERA Joins The Business Council for Sustainable Energy

For Immediate Release Contact: Louisa Hart 301-646-2850 Louisaghart@gmail.com   ERA Joins The Business Council for Sustainable Energy Roofing Industry Group Expands its Support of Resilient Design WASHINGTON, DC, January 9, 2018– The EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), the leading trade association representing the manufacturers of EPDM single-ply roofing products and their suppliers, has joined The Business… Read More

Bloomberg News: The Most Expensive U.S. Hurricane Season Ever

The Most Expensive U.S Hurricane Season Ever: By The Numbers Bloomberg News Brian K Sullivan https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-11-26/the-most-expensive-u-s-hurricane-season-ever-by-the-numbers This year’s U.S. Atlantic hurricane season is officially the most expensive ever, racking up $202.6 billion in damages since the formal start on June 1. The costs tallied by disaster modelers Chuck Watson and Mark Johnson surpass anything they’ve… Read More

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’

Farmers Insurance Opens a ‘Roof Farm’ Replacement Contractor http://www.replacementcontractoronline.com/news/farmers-insurance-opens-a-roof-farm_c Farmers says the information it gathers ultimately will help homeowners save money on repairs and replacements. The work is being carried out In collaboration with the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), a non-profit industry research group. What Farmers calls the “roof farm” officially… Read More

NIBS BUILDING INNOVATION 2018 CONFERENCE

Building Innovation 2018-The National Institute of Building Sciences Sixth Annual Conference and Expo, will explore strategies that Sustain. Strengthen. Secure. Don’t miss the chance to participate in examining processes, communities, workforces, structures, resources, practices, communications and collaboration. Be there where Science meets Design® for a compelling program intended to engage the entire team of building… Read More

Smart Cities Dive: Making a resiliency plan

Lessons from the experts: Making a resiliency plan Smart Cities Dive Cody Boteler http://www.smartcitiesdive.com/news/lessons-from-the-experts-making-a-resiliency-plan/504787/ At a recent briefing on Capitol Hill, three experts — the mayor of Pittsburgh, a sustainability manager from Flagstaff, AZ and a program manager from the National League of Cities — weighed in on developing and implementing a resiliency strategy. The… Read More